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Spring 2007

Hello honors students!

If you have any pictures or campus involvement updates for the website, please, e-mail them to either Dr. Orth at orthgc@longwood.edu or Kate at kcwackerle@gmail.com. Check out the campus involvement page to get ideas of what kind of pictures and information to send our way. Thank you!

Zack Johnson

Congratulations, Zack Johnson

Shackled Nim

Zack Johnson recently claimed first prize in the undergraduate poster competition at a regional math conference.

Johnson's poster presentation at the Spring 2007 meeting of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America, held April 13-14 at Roanoke College, detailed a research project he did last fall in a directed study, Introduction to Game Theory. In that project, "Shackled Nim," he devised a variation of the mathematical game Nim.

Congratulations, Zack!

 

Ashley SwandbyAshley Swandby

Pre-Processing Techniques in cDNA Microarray Analysis

Ashley Swandby is involved in an ongoing research project whose results she presented recently at a regional math conference.

Last fall she began the project, "Pre-Processing Techniques in cDNA Microarray Analysis," for a two-semester probability and statistics course, related to her participation in the Honors Program, that is continuing this semester. She presented a poster on her research at the Spring 2007 meeting of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America, held April 13-14 at Roanoke College.

 

Swandby's work, overseen by Dr. Leigh Lunsford, associate professor of mathematics, is part of an interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Consuelo Alvarez, assistant professor of biology, and her student, biology major Maddie Stevens. The project involves treating yeast cells with two commercial wood preservatives to see how the genes respond, which is part of a larger National Science Foundation-funded project called the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching.

 

Maddie StevensMaddie Stevens

Gene Expression of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae...

Maddie Stevens, a Longwood University sophomore from Charles Town, is doing an ongoing research project whose results she presented recently at a national meeting.

Stevens presented a poster on her research, "Gene Expression of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Exposed to Commercial Wood Preservatives by Microarray Analysis," at the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held April 12-14 at Dominican University of California. Her research, which she began in May 2006, is related to her role as a Cormier Citizen Scholar in the University Honors Program.

The research, supported in part by a larger National Science Foundation-funded project called the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT), involves treating yeast cells with two commercial wood preservatives to see how the genes respond. Stevens' research is modeled after similar research on DNA microarray by Dr. Consuelo Alvarez, assistant professor of biology, who is one of her project advisers. A DNA microarray, or chip, is a collection of microscopic DNA spots, commonly representing single genes, arrayed on a solid surface.

Keep up the good work, Maddie!

 

Good Work, Good Luck, Goodbye...

Thank you to all the honors seniors. Good luck in all you do!

Congratulations to Michael Edwards and Joel Rowe. They were accepted to Virginia Tech (Veterinary School) and the Medical College of VA, respectively. Congratulations to you both!

And, congratulations to all the seniors who were accepted to graduate schools. If you would like your name listed here, please e-mail the honors office.